Koen B. : Jinx hails from Amsterdam and is around since 2003 or so. Their first CD album ‘Rock City’ was recorded in 2012, self-released in 2013 and is sent to our HQ for review purposes in 2015. Check Jinx’ Facebook page for prices and availability of the disc. I think ten bucks will do the job. On ‘Rock City’ Jinx are: Mick Piersma (rhythm guitars, bass and vocals), Duane Swart (lead guitars) and Anwar Hofland (drums). I’ve seen the band live opening for Rebelstar several times now and as far as I’m concerned the current line-up consists of Mick Piersma (bass / vocals), Daniël Sikking (guitars) and Anwar Hofland (drums).
Jinx plays kick ass hardrock ‘n roll that has references to power trio bands such as MC5, Motörhead and ZZ Top, but I also hear some southern rock influences such as Lynyrd Skynyrd, Kid Rock and Black Crowes. Jinx also has the “fuck you” attitude of an average hair metal combo (and fortunately not the looks). ‘Rock City’ is a CD that hardrocks and rolls and that ebbs and flows in all directions with catchy hooks and good melodies. Not too original though but well worth checking it out!